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girl who was hurt during a scuffle with police officers. >> plus, focusing on the safety of your drinking water. that's the goal of an effort launching today in milwaukee. the first-of-its-kind milestone now just hours away. >> but first, weather watch 12 as we take a live look at doppler 12 radar. rain is heading towards southeast wisconsin. we're tracking how long you'll need an umbrella. >> good morning and welcome to "wisn 12 news this morning" i'm melinda davenport. >> and i'm ben wagner. th it's 4:30 on this friday, september 16th. we're in the weather center with jeremy nelson. we have been seeing the greens and oranges. this is all day rain? >> it is around this morning and a break in the afternoon and a few showers during the high school football game this is evening but a few dry hours are mixed in from time to time. we are dry at the moment. the closer to 7:00 a.m. and after that in the milwaukee metro area a chance of showers
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western areas you will see the rain much sooner. here is a zoomed in look. heavy downpours moved through madison. they are visiting beaver dam within 15-25 minutes. longer though nor johnson creek and watertown. 69 degrees right now. the humidity took a jump overnight. the dew points are in the 60 a few showers and storms this morning. a mainly dry amp before the next round is coming in. first though matt is headed to news chopper 12. matt? >> there is time to drive on the dry pavement. it is dry around the metro area at this point. no worries out there right now. the overnight construction is picked up.
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travel times are looking great... that's a look at the morning commute, back to you. >> matt, thank you. >> a milwaukee school will be open today. that's after a police officer's gun accidentally fired inside hitting a student. tim has more on this developing story. tim. >> this morning, a 13-year-old girl is recovering from a graze wound. the investigation is continuing to happen. this happened yesterday afternoon si thoreau school at 60th and bradley. police say the student became combative while being questioned about a different incident. that's when an officer's gun fired a shot while it was in its holster as officers tried to get the teen under control. the shooting happened in the school's basement away from other students and teachers. the girl was taken to the hospital to be treated for that graze wound. this morning we're told she's
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ben, back to you. >> students will return to class today at saint catherine's high school in racine. yesterday students were evacuated and sent home early after a suspicious message was found in a classroom. police decided there was no real danger. so classes will go on as normal today. >> making sure the water you drink won't make you sick. that is the goal of a new water quality task force in milwaukee. nick is live downtown with a look ahead. good morning. nick. >> g the crisis with the water in flint, michigan that started a couple of years ago, it was a wake up call not only for milwaukee and cities across the country. concerned that lead leeching from the old pipes can be harming the community. today a new city water task force is holding the first meeting. the lead exposure can damage a
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development. there can be issues with hearing and kidney damage. the task force is chaired by jim bole. it contains members of the medical profession and community as well. just last week, mayor barrett recommended anyone living in a home built before 1952 install water filters. force is set at city hall at 9:00 this morning. reporting live in downtown milwaukee "wisn 12 news this morning." >> thank you, nick. >> five-year-old laylah peterson's memory will live on thanks to a new garden at her school in milwaukee. today teachers and students at northwest catholic school will dedicate a peace garden in her honor. you will remember back in 2014, petersen was hit by a stray bullet while sitting on a couch with her grandfather and sister. last year, three men were
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case. police say the suspects opened fire at the wrong house. today's dedication starts at 6:00 tonight. >> looking ahead, democrats in the state assembly plan to ask for an investigation into governor scott walker and alleged misconduct during his recall election. this stems from documents leaked to the guardian newspaper. those documents show governor walker solicited business executives to donate to the outside group wisconsin club for growth. some lawmakers are raising laws were passed as a favor to campaign donors. walker says he signed those laws because they related to issues he'd supported for years. >> if i did something different than what i said i was gonna do, then voters would have a right to question, but i fulfilled the things i said i would do on this and many other cases. >> the wisconsin attorney general's office tweeted that they are currently reviewing options to address the serious legal questions raised by the leak and publication of the
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>> helping save the lives of local veterans. that's the goal of an event happening today at the harley-davidson museum in milwaukee. this is a ride, resource fair and film screening and barbecue, all of this is aimed at promoting awareness of the high suicide rate among veterans. activities start at 1:30 this afternoon. >> wisn 12 news time now is 5:36. >> celebrate oktoberfest with a beer and a brat. >> the deal from portillo's that will have you saying prost. >> that's cheers in >> cheers. >> cheers. >> plus,a river of beer flowing under the streets of a local town. the underground pipeline being built in wisconsin starting today. >> and up next, the president gets some hollywood star power in his campaign against climate change. the actor taking a stand to prevent our oceans from looking like landfills. >> but first, let's take a live look at doppler 12 radar. we are on weather watch as showers move our way. jeremy nelson is on top of it.
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this friday. you are watching "wisn 12 news
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>> welcome back to "wisn 12 news this morning." we check out the radar and showers and thunderstorms just to the west and approaching western fond du lac, western dodge and western jefferson counties. they are below severe levels. a quick hitting downpour and lightning strikes with that. wait until the bus pulls up to send the kids out. the breeze is picking up. the clouds are filling in along a lot of clouds. 60s in sheboygan. a little break in the rain in the afternoon. >> jeremy, thank you. wisn 12 news time now is 5:40. >> new this morning, there is a brand new national monument off the coast of cape cod. >> yesterday president obama created the first marine national monument. it's called the northeast canyons and seamounts marine national monument. it's about 130 mile southeast of
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miles. while speaking at the our ocean conference in washington, the president said he created the monument in part because of rising global temperatures. >> if we are going to leave our children with oceans like the ones that were left to us, then we are going to have to act and we are going to have to act boldly. >> local fishing groups are concerned this move could harm the region's economy. >> hollywood actor leonardo pr >> he echoed the president's call for action on climate change. >> as a global community, we must protect and value vital ecosystems rather than treating the oceans as an endless resource to be exploited and as a dumping ground for our waste. >> dicaprio said the world needs to come together to keep the oceans from being destroyed. he also announced a new online tool that will help anyone look
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5:41. >> considering a presidential pardon for edward snowden. >> tim is in the newsroom with more on the whistleblower's petition to president obama. tim? >> snowden hasn't set foot in the u.s. in more than three years after he leaked classified documents to the website wikileaks. the white house response to his appeal to return home, plus details on the hollywood actor who traveled overseas to visit snowden and fewer people are signing up to become teachers in wisconsin. because people are bad mouthing the profession. his solution to keep qualified teachers in the classroom.
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>> welcome backo this morning." 5:45, friday, september 16th. this is a live look at radar. jeremy, we are seeing what is headed our way later on this morning. >> yes, there is a band of showers and thunderstorms to the west and arriving here this morning. once we get past 7:00 a.m. is threat of showers increases. grab the umbrella or the rain
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recess may be inside today. we have a handful of showers and thunderstorms hanging around until the midday. a break in the afternoon. partial sunshine. more showers in the evening. we have the weekend forecast coming up. now to matt. >> we got the helicopter out on the ramp. no complaints on the roads so far. the pavement is still dry and the v if you are rolling out, travel times are all in the green. that's a look at the morning commute, back to you. >> matt, thank you. >> teachers in wisconsin are some of the lowest paid in the country. that's according to the state's schools superintendent. tim, you have been reading over the superintendent's outlook on the state of education in wisconsin. >> it is posted right here on the department of public
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tony evers gave his annual state of education speech yesterday. he said that schools are having a tougher time filling positions in special, bilingual and technical education he says that is in part because of quote, negative rhetoric about the teaching profession. he also laid out some stats, teachers in wisconsin have seen 2.4 percent decrease in take home pay since 2009. and spending per student has only gone up a percent in the last five years. those are trends that cannot continue evers said. after his speech, evers issued a statement saying he plans to ask governor scott walker to increase per student aid in the next state budget. ben, back to you. >> get your blood pressure and blood checked for free. that is an open house at the northwest health center. anyone without insurance can get
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afternoon. >> starting today, celebrate oktoberfest by enjoying a cold beer at the portillo's in brookfield. the restaurant chain is offering a new promotion just in time for oktoberfest one dollar off all beers. you can pair that with a usinger's brat with sauerkraut and mustard, something you only find on the menu here in wisconsin. the dollar off beer promotion runs until the end of october. >> speaking of beer, later today mile beer pipeline in a town in belgium. to protect the historic cobblestoned streets of broozh, a local brewery is doing away with trucks and building an underground pipeline. how about that. it is capable of transporting about one thousand gallons of -- all smiles -- beer an hour to the company's bottling plant. the project costs about four and
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some of that was paid for thanks to crowd funding. >> you are seeing the people trying to chip away and tapping into the pipeline. >> yum. it is efficient too. >> beer pipeline. why not. >> what a good idea, when they put in the streetcar they have to move to utility lines under ground. move the pipeline here. >> a good idea. >> maybe weekend. we have a great weekend ahead of us. just a few bumps in the road. we have a few showers to the west. it is not a washout. we could have showers and thunderstorms. take the umbrella with. the last weekend of summer, it is looking pretty good. highs of 70-80. the warmer wnt is continuing into next week. 60s this morning with a threat of a shower or a thunderstorm.
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cloud. the temperatures respond by warming up to the mid 70s. we are still dry in milwaukee. we probably see dry weather through 7:00 a.m. the showers and storms to the west are losing a little of the punch. now, more showers and storms down to the southwest. we have a fairly active day ahead thunderstorms. could be seeing downpours and lightning. outside this morning, kind of a pretty look head. a little sliver of sunshine is trying to sneak in, but the clouds are going to fill in. upper 60s right now. it is a warm start to the day. we bounce up in the afternoon. it is afternoon that we should
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9:00 a.m. this morning a couple of showers, maybe a thunderstorm. late morning another batch moves through. in the afternoon, a little break, but afternoon and evening that a couple more showers, maybe a thunderstorm gets going. i would bring the umbrella to the high school football games, it could be needed from time to time. i don't think that the games are washed out. all right, forecast for the weekend, saturday and sunday, sunny to partly cloudy skies. 70s to 80 degrees. then monday a late day shower, but we start out fall warm on thursday with the highs in the lower 70s. ben. >> thank you, jeremy. >> i've joined tim in the newsroom where tim, you are learning more about edward snowden's campaign to get a presidential pardon. >> it is a long shot, but
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president's attention. you will remember, back in 20-13 snowden leaked classified documents about the "national security agency" and its bulk collection of phone records. snowden is currently living in russia to escape prosecution for espionage. he says the leaks were a public service and lead to changes in surveillance laws. yesterday, a house intelligence committee report on snowden's case says the former government contractor was a disgruntled employee and not the whistleblower he claims to be. when asked if there's a chance the president would pardon snowden, white house press secretary josh earnest said snowden needs to return to the u.s and face the charges against him. back to you. >> thank you, tim. >> this comes just as a new movie about snowden hits theaters. joseph gordon levitt plays the former nsa contractor and actually went to moscow to meet the real ed snowden.
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wants audiences to make up their own minds. the movie is directed by oliver stone and is rated "r". wisn 12 news time now is 5:52. >> recognizing the best in television. the "primetime emmy awards" are sunday night right here on wisn 12. jimmy kimmel will host the show live from the microsoft theater in los angeles. new this morning, i talked to a trends expert from amazon about her picks for which series will have the best night. >> first off, i wanna get your prediction on some of the big nn >> well, game of thrones is probably still the very hot one, but if you have checked out mr. robot with rami malek, i think you will agree with me that that one is going to take home the outstanding drama series. i also think rami malek will take home the outstanding actor in a drama series. >> i haven't seen that one and i am very, very much behind on the
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>> you can watch the emmys live on sunday night right here on wisn 12. red carpet coverage starts at six. the show starts at seven. >> if you have a samsung galaxy note seven phone, the u.s. government says send it back. ben: the u.s. consumer product safety commission is now recalling issued a recall on the device. that's after reports of fires caused by overheating batteries. federal regulators say 97 percent of the galaxy note sevens in the u.s. have a faulty battery. new phone, but only from the place you originally bought it. samsung says a new version of the phone will be in stores next wednesday. >> meanwhile, rival apple is releasing it's new i-phone seven today. look, look. is that a camping out? yes, they are. they are asleep.
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side. the company says most of the phones have already been snatched up by pre-orders. apple says walk-in customers >> that is dedicated. >> 5:55. travel back in time to check out history. a building empty for four decades is opening the doors just for the weekend, how to get a tour. >> plus, people are volunteering to be infectd with the zika virus and where the people a
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>> welcome back. fiat is recalling two million vehicles worldwide. >> the air bags may not deploy in a crash. the awe maker is says the air bag and may not deploy the air bags or tiekten the seat belts in a front end crash and increasing the risks of injuries. >> dollar general is looking to hire ten thousand new workers and opening two thousand new stores next year. applicants can apply for the positions, including store managers, assistant managers and
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pandora is taking on spotify and apple music. the new service will give the users more control over the songs they want to hear. it is planning to launch the options before the end of the year. the news continues right now. >> happenty friday. welcome to "wisn 12 news this morning." i'm melinda davenport. >> i'm ben wagner. thank you for waking up with us. a local school remembers the life of a little girl hit and killed by a stray bullet, the ceremony happening today. >> plus, a wisconsin badgers playering take on a new mission, the athlete is headed to north dakota to join a growing
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the morning commute. matt is standing by for traffic watch but first to jeremy nelson. >> the western part of the viewing area is starting to see the showers and thunderstorms but still dry here. we are going to the radar. we have a band of showers and thunderstorms from fond du lac county close to beaver dam and moving through madison and west of ne there are lightning strikes associated with it. it is arriving to beaver dam shortly. expect heavy downpours, lightning strikes again, this is lasting 5-15 minutes. a look outside in milwaukee, it is dry. it is mild. it is muggy. close to 70 degrees. it is a little sticky out there. scattered showers and

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